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  1. Towns and Villages
    Vila Flor
    The town was previously known as Póvoa de Além-Sabor, until D. Dinis, king of Portugal, visited the area and was so enchanted by its beauty that he gave it the name of Vila Flor (Flower Town), ordering walls to be built around the town, although all (...)

  2. Towns and Villages
    Vila Franca de Xira
    On the bank of the River Tagus, Vila Franca de Xira is surrounded by fertile plains - the lezírias (alluvial plains), where the campinos (Ribatejo cowboys) keep constsnt watch on the horses and bulls that are bred there. Vila Franca de Xira is (...)

  3. Vilamoura
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    Vilamoura
    Vilamoura is nowadays one of the biggest centres in Europe.Golf, tennis, horse-riding, equipment to go shooting and fishing, a casino and an aerodrome are complemented by a tourist complex where the big star is the marina.Not only for its size - the (...)

  4. Vila Nova da Barquinha
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    Vila Nova da Barquinha
    Located right next to the River Tagus, in an extremely green and fertile area, Vila Nova de Barquinha is a very picturesque place. Opposite it, on an islet in the middle of the river, is one of the most attractive Portuguese castles - the Castle of (...)

  5. Vila Nova de Cerveira
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    Vila Nova de Cerveira
    Founded in the 14th century by Dom Dinis, on the condition that one hundred residents would be brought together to form the community, the town took the name of Cerveira due to the colony of deer (cervos) that were to be found in the region.Situated (...)

  6. Towns and Villages
    Vila Nova de Famalicão
    Famalicão, which was founded in the thirteenth century by the king D. Afonso III, is believed to have existed even before the foundation of the Portuguese nationality as the regional seat of the Terras de Vermoim. Its great development did not, (...)

  7. Vila Nova de Foz Côa
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    Vila Nova de Foz Côa
    This small inland town stands on a plateau in the region known as the "terra quente" (hot land), so called because of the scorching heat that is felt here throughout the summer. It has recently gained international recognition as a result of the (...)

  8. Vila Nova de Gaia
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    Vila Nova de Gaia
    Standing on the left bank of the River Douro, this city had been inhabited since very remote times, although it was not until the eighteenth century that Gaia was to gain its present-day prosperity with the building of the Port Wine Lodges. It was (...)

  9. Vila Nova de Milfontes
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    Vila Nova de Milfontes
    This pleasant town situated at the mouth of the River Mira owes much of its recent development to the great increase in tourism in this region. The calm and beautiful beaches along the Costa Vicentina are much sought after, mainly because they still (...)

  10. Towns and Villages
    Vila Pouca de Aguiar
    Situated near the the Alvão Natural Park, the area around Vila Pouca de Aguiar still contains a number of remains from its very ancient settlement in the Iron Age (Castro de Cidadelhe), as well as evidence of its occupation by the Romans, such as a (...)

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